One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North
April 03, 2015–September 07, 2015
Posted on December 11, 2014
Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor
Marking the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, The Museum of Modern Art presents One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. The exhibition highlights the ways in which Lawrence and others in his circles developed innovative artistic strategies to offer perspectives on this crucial episode in American history. The exhibition reunites all 60 panels of Lawrence’s Migration Series at MoMA for the first time in 20 years, and includes other accounts of the movement in a broad variety of mediums, including literature, music, photography, sociopolitical writings, and paintings. As an extension of the exhibition, a rich menu of new commissions, public events, performances, film screenings, digital resources, and publications places contemporary artists in conversation with Lawrence’s masterwork and explores the legacy of the Migration on American culture and society.
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